Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
March 1, 2018
Kirkland’s, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
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5310 Maryland Way, Brentwood, Tennessee
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 1, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Kirkland’s, Inc. (the “Company”), expanded its number of authorized directors from eight to nine and elected Mr. Chris L. Shimojima, age 62, as a director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Shimojima will serve on the Company’s Compensation Committee.
Mr. Shimojima is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of C5 Advisory, a privately-owned management advisory firm focused on helping its business clients with the challenges of ecommerce business, a position he has held since 2017. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Shimojima served as the Chief Executive Officer of Provide Commerce, Inc., which operated a portfolio of online specialty retailers best known for ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Red Envelope and Provide Commerce was acquired by FTD Companies in 2014 for $430 million.
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Shimojima served as Vice President of Global Ecommerce at Nike, Inc. Prior to Nike, he held various marketing and business positions for Sears Holding Company, Prudential Financial,, AT&T and Pepsi-Cola Company. Mr. Shimojima received a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Shimojima previously served as a Director of XOOM Corp. (NASDAQ:XOOM), until it was acquired by PayPal, Inc. in 2015.
Mr. Shimojima will be compensated in accordance with the Company’s standard compensation policies and practices for the Board, the components of which were disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders dated April 28, 2017.
On March 2, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Mr. Shimojima, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Signatures and Exhibit Index.
Exhibit No.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Kirkland’s, Inc.
March 2, 2018
/s/ Carter R. Todd
Name: Carter R. Todd
Title: Vice President and General Counsel